Bendtner return would be bad news for Arsenal

Chuba Akpom

Why a potential Hull move for Nicklas Bendtner would be bad news for Arsenal.

Nicklas Bendtner has been linked with a return to English football, with his future at Wolfsburg in doubt.

The Mirror's live transfer blog reported on Friday that Hull City are keen on signing the striker, with manager Steve Bruce familiar with him from his time at Sunderland.

A loan move is claimed to be most likely - but this switch could be a negative for his former club Arsenal.

This is because his arrival at the KC Stadium to play alongside Abel Hernandez would be bad news for Chuba Akpom's chances at Hull.

Akpom is on a season long loan at the club from Arsenal in an attempt to enhance his career development, and needs to play regularly.

The 20-year-old had been doing that, but has struggled to hit the net despite scoring on his debut, and has not been selected in 2016 so far.

He has only three goals in 23 Championship appearances this season, 16 of which have been starts.

He has just one in his last 10 games, and the suggestion Hull are looking to bring in a new striker is a reflection that they are unhappy with his output, and a player Bruce knows like Bendtner would push him further down the pecking order.

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